disappearing errectons ?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Im wondering if anyone has had this happen to them ....totlly usable erections from 1 month thru 4 months  with meds ,,,,,then they just disappeared they are more un common than common ,what should or can i expect ? has anyone  had experience with this ,can anyone shed some light on this for me? any thoughts are appriciated ........................dirt
Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 9/30/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Very same thing happened to me! i was better than old times at 8 or 9 weeks. Even without meds, it was pretty good. Then a couple months later it all evaporated. Things are very unpredicatable. On a daily basis things might sort of work, or not work at all. Then, for some reason it will be OK, but never great. I THINK it might be slowly improving, but I'm not sure. I'm glad the plumbing still works, but what is going on?

See my post about ciali-viagra combo. My Urologist practically did not believe me when I told him my situation. It has happened to other guys on here as well. It seems it is more prevalent than any doc wants to admit.
keep in touch
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
 Now limited success with cialis, viagra, rings, and luck. Waiting for that moment that is said to occur between nine and twelve months where things start to improve!

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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost the ability to obtain erections when i was diagnosed with pc. the doctor said it was psychological. After surgery, one night i had an erection without meds. I am 5 months out and have had minor success with viagra/cialis combo along with a vacuum pump. i have been worried that my nerves should not have been spared since i can't get an erecton. however, based on your history and others in the group, it appears this is somewhat normal after surgery. the nerves were damaged and t i guess it just takes time.
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
4 week and 6 week PSA >.04 (undetectible)
12 week PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
kegel's twice a day 20 reps

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 10/1/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Dirtmover, I can't comment on your specific issue, I have shown significant improvement, but nothing for the first 6/8 months, even now it is unpredictable, even with meds. Some days, nothing, the next is OK, with or without meds, very curious. I attribute some of it to pressuring myself along with physical fatigue. As you know, everyone responds differently, and for all the MD's know, there is even more that they don't. Don't give up as that would be the easiest thing to do, and you know we are all fighters, giving up is not in my way of life, especially when something has been taken from me by something as dastardly as pCa.

46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
One Year PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 93
   Posted 10/2/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   

I achieved around 40% 3 months after prostatectomy.  Gradually the 40% has diminished.  It seems that it finally went to 0% after the operation for the AUS, but the surgeon points out, no doubt correctly, that this operation went nowhere near erectile nerves.  Be that as it may, now I have nothing at all in terms of erection, no matter how much stimulation.  I have found success with Caverjet though, even though there is some after pain involved.


59 when diagnosed, now 60 years old
Da Vinci surgery Jan 10, 2007, nerves spared, no cancer detected outside prostate
Pre surgery PSA 8, Gleeson 3+4=7, T1C, 3 out of 12 biopsies had cancer
Complication 1: urine favoured drain tube over catheter, extra time in hospital, catheter in for 2 weeks
Complication 2 - urinary tract infection - Citrobacter (hospital bug), 6 weeks antibiotics cleared up
Complication 3 - fungal growth on genitals (candida albicans) probably from antibiotics
Aug'07 Urodynamic study for continuing incontinence 8 pads per day; diagnosed bladder neck stenosis
Oct'07 CT scan indicated nothing abnormal; cystoscopy showed narrowing at anastimosis - dialated
Dec'07 averaging 9 pads a day, started acupuncture (no benefit after 10 treatments)
Jun'08 AUS fitted
Aug'08 AUS activated - highly effective
Post surgery PSA tests: all undetectable

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 10/2/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Well same here, I lost my erections when I was diagnosed with PC and my doc but me on levitra but it did not help much so now I am about to try cialis, just waiting on samples from my doc.
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